Clifton House, Pennsylvania, 1929

by Antonio Pietro Martino (1902–1988)
Oil on canvas
36 x 40¼ inches
Signed and dated lower left: A.P. Martino / 1929


Sale, Alderfer, Hartfield, Pennsylvania, March 8, 2001, lot 962

Private collection, New Jersey

Sale, Christie’s, New York, New York, March 3, 2005, lot 137, from above

Private collection, New York, New York

Note: The Clifton House is a historic building in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, built in 1801. During the American Revolution, the area was used as an encampment for General Washington’s Continental Army.

Artist Biography

The son of Italian immigrants, Antonio Pietro Martino was born in Philadelphia, PA. One of eight children, all of whom were artists, Martino showed an early interest in art and at age 13 began studying with his brother at the Graphic Sketch Club (now Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial) in South Philadelphia. By the age of 23, Martino had already exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He and his brothers often spent weekends painting in nearby Bucks County, specifically producing imagery of New Hope and the Delaware River. He is best known for works portraying the

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